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Samsung LCD tv screen dark picture problem

by mides2000 / April 14, 2012 5:20 PM PDT


I have a Samsung LCD (LA37A450C1D) that is just out of warranty that has started displaying a very dark/ dimmed picture. The only way you can watch anything is to crank up the backlight and contrast settings, but even then the image is not good. Don't think it's a capacitor problem as they all look ok, and I assume if the backlight was totally broke then it wouldn't display anything at all? Anyone have any suggestions for a fix? Not worth me spending the money for an out of warranty repair, as a new TV would be almost as cheap...

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 12:49 AM PDT

Most folk miss out on a free 3 month warranty extension. I can't tell what country this is in but if in the USA head to and register it to get the 3 extra months and pull it back into warranty.

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Too late...
by mides2000 / April 15, 2012 9:50 AM PDT
In reply to: QUICK DO THIS.


Thanks for the reply- unfortunately I think the tv would be just outside the extra 3 months... Any other suggestions?!

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Do it anyway and then call it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 9:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Too late...

Then try the post at the top of this forum "SERVICE ISSUES" if they turn you down.

If after all that, get an estimate.

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